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Ultimate brunch casserole

Start your day with a hearty meal that can feed the whole family.



  • 14 mini croissants
  • 8 eggs, whisked well
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 150g pancetta, cubed
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1/4 bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 bunch basil, finely chopped
  • 1 cup smoked gouda, grated
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Preheat your oven to 375° F. 
  2. Whisk the eggs, milk, salt and black pepper together. Set aside. 
  3. Heat the olive oil over medium-low in a pan, then add the diced pancetta. 
  4. Cook until crispy, then remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. 
  5. Reduce the heat to low, then add the onions and peppers. 
  6. Sweat for three to four minutes, then allow to cool before adding the egg mixture, followed by the pancetta. 
  7. Mix in the parsley, basil and smoked gouda. 
  8. In a buttered 13 x nine casserole dish, spread the mini croissants out, slightly overlapping each other. 
  9. Pour the mixture overtop, then top with cheddar cheese. 
  10. tent with foil, then transfer to the oven and bake for 45 minutes. 
  11. Remove the foil and bake uncovered for the final 15 minutes. 
  12. Remove and enjoy! 

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